Teaching Tupac: Analyzing, Annotating, & Responding
*This is a growing lesson plan because I am mid-teaching... may be finished tomorrow. It has taken longer than expected because of all of the scaffolding measures I needed to put in place, the main one being annotating a text. You see, I am new to my school and never met my students. I needed to figure out what kind of readers and writers they are. From the assessment, I learned that they never learned how to close-read.
It started as a pre-assessment on the first day of school. They read TuPac's "When Ure Hero Falls" ... my current unit is based on defining the hero.
I'll add the full lesson when I am totally finished with it!
For now, here are the videos of what my class and I have done, in response to them not passing the assessment because they did not understand the poem.